The FTC has been making initial efforts to enjoin the marketing and social media firm Facebook from technically integrating WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger, services used by 2.6 billion users. The merger has reduced competition, poor service, and a lack of market consequences to content fraud: false advertising, political misinformation, click fraud and reposts, clickbait headlines, deepfakes, permitted hate speech, and the rest.
Under intense pressure from legislatures and courts, the NCAA reverses course to let student athletes commercialize their name and identity, the first step in ending the exploitation of student’s economic contributions to their universities.
Amazon and publishers are blocking access to ebooks for public libraries. The failure to create a new version of Section 109 to deal with digital lending is part of the larger trend to ignore the public policy implications of moving all content behind paywalls.
$10 million fund to fight deepfakes is a very small first step. deepfakes remain relatively easy to spot today, but that the technology continues to improve rapidly. More must be done to verify content before it is published online.
EC Court of Justice applies territoriality to protect access to information outside Europe In a pair of crucial judicial decisions, the European Commission Court of
Producers are Using Chemical Fingerprint to Distinguish Magic Beans from the Ordinary Pits A class action lawsuit brought on behalf of Hawaii’s Kona coffee bean
Through a partnership with the Shepard Broad College of Law and the Sharon and Mitchell W. Berger Entrepreneur Law Clinic has hosted the second annual
Algorithms are already pervading the hiring process. To continue using these systems, both the companies offering these systems and the companies subscribing to these services need to test and retest to be sure the software isn’t looking for hidden clues that reflect the pre-existing bias built into society: language choice, choice of neighborhoods, zip codes, volunteer activities, names, or the myriad of other, seemingly neutral factors, that serve as surrogates for gender, race, and other potential areas for discrimination.
The FTC has claimed success with a $170 million fine against YouTube for its latest abuse of the public trust. “The settlement requires Google and
Hurricane Dorian is moving onto mainland U.S. and bringing with it the first major hurricane threat of the season to Florida and the South Atlantic
Changes in the U.S. economy have created a new population of workers at greater risk from economic disruption than in recent years. The gig economy will accelerate the coming recession and increase its damage.
Army Cyber Battalion understaffed by over 80 Percent as Global Threats Outpace U.S Preparedness In 1939, the Polish Army boasted of having one of the
Golden Beach police officer David Guzman is on a new beat, he’s taking on Cupid.com, owned by NSI Holdings, Inc. to test the limits of online
As an academic, I regularly blog and write about the regulatory issues and potential benefits and risks of technology. These articles are generally read by
A recent column on the SalesForce newsletter highlights the growing acceptance of chatbots on service websites. They are ubiquitous for ecommerce, but some innovative programming
“The Future of Education is Online” touted almost every headline in the educational marketplace. A group of mega-universities have begun to dominate the headlines, if